From the Daily Mail, September 27:
Kimberly [Mueller] is the smallest baby ever born in Germany and the youngest to survive.
She was just 10.2 inches long and weighed little more than a packet of butter [10-1/2 ounces] when she arrived in the 25th week of her mother’s pregnancy….
Kimberly’s progress was underlined when she arrived home this week weighing five and a half pounds and measuring 17 inches….
And from the Daily Mail, September 26…
A Siberian woman who gave birth to her 12th child – doing more than her fair share to stem Russia’s population decline – was stunned to find that little Nadia weighed in at a massive 17.1 lb.
Nadia was delivered by caesarean section in the local maternity hospital in the Altai region on September 17, joining eight sisters and three brothers, a local reporter said….
One of the commenters to this story wrote, “Even the little one on the right looks shocked.”
I’m betting Mom had undiagnosed gestational diabetes.
[HT: friend Michelle]